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SI 00501.425 Continuous Residence Since Before January 1, 1972

Use the information in this section when you need to make a Permanent Residence Under Color of Law (PRUCOL) determination under the 1996 immigration reform Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility rules. See information on “SSI eligibility for nonqualified aliens who were receiving SSI on 8/22/96 - 1998 “Grandfathering” legislation SI 00502.153.

A. Policy on PRUCOL

An alien who has entered the U.S. and continuously resided here before January 1, 1972 meets (PRUCOL), unless there is evidence DHS lawfully admitted the individual as a nonimmigrant. See information on when an alien is lawfully admitted but not for permanent residence in GN 00303.450.

B. Development and documentation for continuous residence

1. Alien in U.S. Before January 1, 1972

Use any of the following evidence:

  • School records, marriage license, voter registration card, insurance application, military service records, driver's license, medical records, etc.; or

  • Statements (obtain statements on an SSA-795, Statement of Claimant or Other Person) of two persons with a knowledge of the facts attesting that the individual was present in the U.S. before January 1, 1972, and the basis of their knowledge; or

  • SSA records, including the individual's social security number (SSN). (See the table in SI 00501.425B.4. (in this section) for highest group numbers in each SSN area issued prior to January 1, 1972. If the individual's SSN group appears in the table, assume presence in the U.S. prior to January 1, 1972; you do not need any further evidence. To determine if a recipient's SSN appears in the table, find the group number opposite the individual's SSN area number in the table in SI 00501.425B.4. If the group number in the individual's SSN is from the group in the table, or from a previously issued group (we issued the sequence group numbers as shown in SI 00501.425B.5. (in this section), we issued the SSN prior to January 1, 1972. For example, by January 1, 1972 we issued in area 237, odd-numbered groups 01-09 and even-numbered groups 10-98 and 02. Between January 1, 1972 and June 25, 2011, we issued even-numbered groups 04-08 and odd-numbered groups 11-45).

For a complete explanation of the structure of the SSN number prior to June 25, 2011, see RM 10201.030.

2. Continuous U.S. residence

Secure a signed SSA-795,( Statement of Claimant or Other Person) from the individual indicating the beginning and ending dates of all periods of residence in the U.S. The statement does not have to include the complete street address. The town or State is sufficient.

A statement showing no absence of longer than 6 months is sufficient to determine continuous residence in the U.S. since before January 1, 1972.

If you cannot find continuous residence since before January 1, 1972, determine if the individual met another category of PRUCOL before denying the claim.

3. AR field coding

If the individual meets the continuous residence criteria, code the citizenship/alien status (AR) field P. For details on alien or citizenship status, see SM 01005.630.

4. Table of SSN groups issued prior to January 1, 1972

Area

Group

001

48

002-003

46

004-006

60

007

58

008-009

46

010-025

48

026-028

46

029

48

030-034

46

035-039

38

040-044

54

045-049

52

050-100

50

101-125

48

126-133

50

134

48

135-150

52

151-158

50

159-176

48

177

46

178

48

179

46

180

48

181-211

46

212-218

70

219-220

68

221-222

44

223-227

88

228-231

86

232-236

92

237-246

02

247-248

11

249-251

08

252-260

02

261-266

35

267

33

268-290

58

291

56

292

58

293

56

294

58

295-302

56

303-314

66

315-316

64

317

66

318

54

319-320

52

321-323

54

324-325

52

326-327

54

328-361

52

362-384

64

385

62

386-396

64

397-398

62

399

64

400-405

86

406-407

84

408

02

409

04

410-415

02

416-420

82

421-424

80

425

08

426-428

06

429

15

430-432

13

433-439

02

440-441

62

442-447

60

448

58

449-451

13

452

11

453-457

13

458-465

11

466

08

467

11

468-470

72

471-477

70

478-479

78

480-485

76

486-489

66

490-500

64

501

74

502

72

503

76

504

74

505

82

506-508

80

509-514

64

515

62

516

74

517

72

518-519

74

520

70

521-524

90

525

98

526-527

21

528-529

92

530

56

531-534

64

535-539

62

540-544

74

545-546

11

547

08

548

11

549

08

550-551

11

552

08

553-558

11

559-560

08

561

11

562-573

08

574

30

575

76

576

74

577-579

78

580-582

98

583-584

84

585

88

586

60

587

19

700-723

18

724

28

725-726

18

727

10

728

14

729

09

5. Order of issue of SSN group numbers January 1, 1972 through June 24, 2011

We issue SSN's in the following order:

  • Odd numbered groups 01 through 09

  • Even numbered groups 10 through 98

  • Even numbered groups 02 through 08

  • Odd numbered groups 11 through 4

On June 25, 2011, we began randomization of the SSN. Due to this change, you cannot use SSNs issued after June 24, 2011 to establish continuous residence.


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SI 00501.425 - Continuous Residence Since Before January 1, 1972 - 04/30/2012
Batch run: 04/30/2012
Rev:04/30/2012